Spotted on the bus, #1

(Yes, this will be an ongoing feature. Send nominations to me via email, will you…?)

I take public transportation everywhere. And I’ve seen a lot of interesting characters (you tend to do that if you’ve ever ridden the NYC subway system) along the way, of course. I often wonder about the lives and/or the backstory of the characters I see – don’t you?

Which leads me to this: I spotted a guy on a downtown-bound bus two or so weeks ago around 8:45 am. He was wearing a mostly-unremarkable black baseball cap with two lines on it:

  • An email address (which I couldn’t make out, although it was a Yahoo address)
  • Let’s do lunch.

No, I wasn’t close enough to see what he looked like (a pretty average guy, if I recall correctly.)
No, I didn’t get the email address.
No, I wasn’t looking to get the email address to invite him to lunch.

But I do have one question for him: How’s that been working for you so far?

And I have one question for all of you: is it a novel approach – or a little creepy (or something in between)? You decide…

3 Comments so far

  1. Mikey (unregistered) on November 24th, 2004 @ 4:27 pm

    I have to say, this would be a MUCH MUCH MUCH better post had you got the email address. :)

    Also, a picture… maybe next time?

  2. Betsy (unregistered) on November 24th, 2004 @ 6:08 pm

    The bus was crowded, and he was all the way near the back, while I was jammed near the front.

    I couldn’t have gotten closer, no way, no how. And I thought that either a) yelling out to him, or b) whipping out my cell phone to take his picture would have been way too stalker-ish.


  3. Mikey (unregistered) on November 24th, 2004 @ 8:52 pm

    I understand, I was just wishing so hard that someone knew it!! Now I’m gonna be on the lookout for that guy!

    Remember that clothing company that items with a number on them? And then you registered the number and people could contact you thru your shirt or whatever? I don’t think it got very far, but this sort of reminds me of that.

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